Global Warming: Climate Change and the Law

April 3, 2008 - April 4, 2008
Marriott at Metro Center
Washington, DC

This course of study, comprising 13 hours of instruction, is designed to provide both a primer on climate change and detailed discussions of how existing regulatory regimes and carbon trading markets function.

Top federal and state officials and practitioners provide:

  • Scientific basics necessary to understand carbon control, equivalency, and sequestration
  • Policy and factual background to understand the Kyoto Protocol's design and enforcement

The faculty members also explain and discuss:

  • Carbon measurement
  • Carbon allocation
  • Carbon reduction
  • Carbon offsets
  • Trading both under the Kyoto Protocol and emerging U.S. systems
  • Legal implications of being subject to or exempt from a carbon control regime
  • State climate plans
  • Renewable portfolio standards
  • Carbon inventories
  • The outlook for federal global warming legislation
  • Corporate disclosure, fiduciary duties, and insurance issues

The course concludes with consideration of likely future developments and implications for clients. The course also includes a full hour of ethics instruction.

A diverse faculty drawn from the ranks of practicing attorneys in the private bar and attorneys and related professionals in government, the public interest community, academia, and corporate settings ensures full coverage of the topic and of the legal and policy considerations that underlie it. Time is reserved throughout the program to address registrants' questions.

Meet the Speakers

Michael B. Gerrard
Senior Counsel
Arnold & Porter
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